What Are the Main Threats to AbbVie's Humira?

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV  ) , which was spun out of health care stalwart Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT  ) at the start of 2013, has beaten the market -- and its former parent company -- by leaps and bounds this year. It reported solid second-quarter results, largely fueled by 16% year-over-year sales growth of its top-selling autoimmune disease drug, Humira, but are there any threats to AbbVie's most important product? In the following video, from The Motley Fool's health-care show Market Checkup, analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso review the highlights from AbbVie's second-quarter results, discuss the company's dependence on its high-flying blockbuster drug, and explain potential competitive threats to Humira, such as Pfizer's drug Xeljanz.

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  • Report this Comment On September 09, 2013, at 2:39 PM, boczernyk wrote:

    Good, balanced talk on AbbVie. Unlike many HepC stock neophytes, talk was correct re ABBV lead in oral HCV drug development, being head-to-head w Gilead in 2014 non-intereferon therapy rollout.Genotype1 is the largest US patient pool by far, s/b enough for both cos. A high-growth biotech, w 3.8%dividend.

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